Local education nonprofit honors four Claremont girls
Nonprofit PEARLS of Service, Inc. recently announced its On the Spot scholarship award recipients for the current semester, including four students from Claremont High School, Donner Hailey, Maya Morris, Jordan Peng and Noah Roberts.
Scholarship applicants wrote a personal statement that included their volunteer activities and experiences during the Covid pandemic. Leaders from PEARLS of Service then selected 11 young people from four area high schools to receive a $100 award. The organization plans to offer a new round of scholarships in December.
PEARLS of Service board member Endy Farrow said the main focus of the essay remains the individual student’s personal story.
“Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement, and applicant’s ability to effectively articulate ideas both orally and in writing,” according to the application.
PEARLS of Service, which stands for Promoting Education and Reassuring Loyal Services, began in 2018 with a focus on community and scholastic achievement.
In addition to the On The Spot essay awards, the group offers one renewable four-year scholarship of $1,000 annually to a college-bound student. Qualifications include being a graduating senior who demonstrates leadership and service to community while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be attending a four-year college or university the following year and maintain a 3.0 GPA in college. The application period is February 15 to April 15, and the scholarship will be awarded in October once the organization verifies the student is enrolled.
Other On the Spot scholarship recipients include Joy Mitchell of Diamond Bar High; Evelyn Aceves, Keith Colder and Troy Moatakef of Diamond Ranch High; and Donovan Dennis-Plesant, Ethan Dennis-Plesant and Jonathan Dennis-Plesant of Pomona High.
More info is at pearlsofservice.org.